The Geography program develops and strengthens your ability to interpret and explain the occurrence, spatial distribution, and interrelationships of the Earth's physical features and social elements.

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Urban Studies

Urban Studies is a broad interdisciplinary program designed to provide an integrated understanding of the social, political, economic, environmental and cultural processes that shape urban life.

Earth Science

Earth Science

Earth Science is the study of the materials that make up the Earth and the natural and human processes that shape the landscape.

Greece & Italy

In the Spotlight

Congratulations to Dr. Byron Miller!

The article Dr. Miller co-authored with Samuel Moessner in 2020, "Urban sustainability and counter-sustainability: Spatial contradictions and conflicts in policy and governance in the Freiburg and Calgary metropolitan regions", published in August 2020 (Vol 57/11) made the shortlist for one of the most innovative and agenda-setting articles published in a given year in Urban Studies!


UGo Virtual Field School Summer 21 - 2 Spots left!

Greece & Italy: Ancient Civilizations, Urbanization, and Environment

This virtual field school will provide students with the opportunity to explore ancient and modern environments in a variety of locations in Greece and Italy.  


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Interested in graduate studies?

Explore our thesis and course-based graduate programs and certificate.

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Thesis graduate programs

We offer students the opportunity to undertake thesis-based graduate studies leading to MA, MSc and PhD degrees. We also offer international students the opportunity to come to our department as Visiting Students.


MGIS Program

The Master of Geographic Information Systems (MGIS) is an advanced course-based program with an independent research component renowned for its successful development of GIS professionals and academics.

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Certificate in Geospatial Information Technology

Get a career edge – learn how to integrate geospatial technologies in your work and your future career.

News and Announcements

UCalgary Internationalization Achievement Awards announced

Students, faculty, staff and community members feted for leading sustainable internationalization...

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Congratulations to the 2021-22 Calgary Institute for the Humanities Fellowship Recipients

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Spring brings return of our wild neighbours

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UCalgary leads way in launch of Canadian Mountain Assessment

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In the Media

In the News: Charlotte Spring, Geography, in MSN

The hunger industry: does charity put a Band-Aid on American inequality?

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In the News: Tricia Stadnyk, Geography, in Toronto Star

Changing climate, breaking heart

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In the News: Charlotte Spring, Geography, in The Guardian

The hunger industry: does charity put a Band-Aid on American inequality?

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In the News: Greg McDermid, Geography, in Metro

Fight against global warming from your home

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